A NEW chapter in the professional development of teachers and school leaders across the region has begun – with Warrington’s Evelyn Street Primary School at its heart.
Generate Teaching Hub is one of 87 teaching hubs that have now started operating across England, replacing the previous network of more than 800 smaller teaching schools.
The hub’s role is to provide high quality teacher and school leader development for almost 300 schools across three local authority areas: Warrington, Halton and Wigan.
The hub is led by Warrington Primary Academy Trust’s Evelyn Street Primary in Warrington, with a back room team based in fellow WPAT school, Simms Cross Primary in Widnes. Generate has been made possible through a partnership of four schools: Wade Deacon High School in Widnes, Bridgewater High School in Warrington, Golborne High School in Wigan and Evelyn Street Primary in Warrington.
The hub has got off to a flying start, currently providing online and face to face training and support to trainee teachers, and launching a new, national programme of support for 300 newly qualified teachers and mentors. The hub is also providing advanced skills development programmes for experienced teachers and aspiring leaders through the suite of six government-funded National Professional Qualifications; more than 200 teachers are expected to enrol on this annually.
Generate Teaching Hub is firmly focused on meeting the training and development needs of the region’s schools for years to come. Staff from all schools across the three local authority areas have been invited to take part in a training and development survey so that the hub can build a more detailed picture of the future requirements of schools.
Bernard Clarke, Director of Generate Teaching Hub, said; “We are all about generating innovative learning and collaboration to support schools in the work that they do. Great schools depend on great training and great support, and that is what we are here to do.”
To find out more about Generate Teaching Hub please visit generateteachinghub.org